The Contessa 32 is a modern classic. Since first was launching from the Rogers yard in 1971 she has become widely recognized as the most popular racer cruiser ever - beautiful to look at, a dream to sail and with a formidable reputation for seaworthiness.
Katrina is a Canadian built boat and has cruised over 5000 miles under her current owners. This includes trips over the North sea to the Baltic states.
She was bought by the current owner in 2009 and he completed a refit on her to be able to go single handed sailing.
Interior was removed where possible and refurbished and rigging was replaced in 2011 and upgrade to a thicker grade of wire.
She benefits from wheel steering with Raymarine Tillerpilot, Autohelm instrument, Garmin 750 chartplotter and AIS.
Katrina is ready for a new owner to either family cruise in safety or single handed sailing.
GRP hull and deck with encapsulated fin keel and skeg hung rudder
Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardrails with side gates
Stainless steel stem head fitting with bow roller
Anchor, chain, warp, fenders and mooring lines,
Four mooring cleats
Mainsheet track in the cockpit
Teak slats on the cockpit seats
Volvo MD2020-B 19 hp 3 cylinder diesel engine.
3 bladed prop on shaft drive.
Last service June 2020.
12 volt system via four batteries
1x Engine battery Optima AGM blue 55AH CCA 765A new 2010
2x Domestic Batteries 110AH new 2018
1x Windlass battery Optima AGM blue 55AH CCA 765A new 2010
240 volt shore power with built in battery charger, and shore power cable.
Batteries charged by engine or shore power.
Pressurized water system two both sinks.
Cold water only.
1 x Fuel tank in steel 42 litres (also 2x 20 litre cans)
1 x Water tank in plastic 45 litres
1 x Holding tank in plastic
Sleeps 5 in 2 doubles and 1 single berth.
double berth with opening deck hatch and storage under the berth
to port (just aft of the forward cabin) with a electric toilet and wash-hand basin with hanging locker opposite
Two settee berths, saloon table, drops to make a double saloon berth, storage lockers and storage under the settees. Grey upholstery. Clock and barometer.
to port, with a Plastimo two burner gas cooker with grill and oven, stainless steel sink pressurized tap, cool box and storage lockers.
to starboard with a forward facing chart table. .
Mast Rigging and Sails
Masthead single spreader mast in alloy.
Rigging replace 2011 with 1mm thicker wire
Harken Roller furling unit for genoa
Slab reefing mainsail with 3 reefs
Spinnaker pole and gear.
Lazy Jacks and stack pack bag
2x Genoa winches by Harken B40's Twin speed
2x Spinnaker winches by Harken B8A single speed
1x Single speed halyard winches
Spinnaker halyard, pole up, kicker Genoa all lead to winches on the coachroof under the sprayhood.
Autohelm Clipper Speed Log
Autohelm Clipper Echo Sounder
Autohelm Clipper Wind Instrument
Garmin GPS MAP 750 at Helm
Northstar Explorer at chart table
Fixed VHF/DSC at Chart table with remote at Helm
Raymarine x 5 Wheel pilot.
Target Pro Plus Navtex
Icom MA500TR AIS with feed to Garmin Plotter.
Mooring and Anchoring
6 x Fenders and 6x Warps
Main Anchor 'CQR' 15 kg with 30m chain and 50m of warp
Kedge Anchor 'Claw' 7.5kg with 16m chain and 16m warp
Electric Windlass South Pacific 900 (currently not working)
2 x Angel Anchors
1 x Chain Grapping hook
1 x Towing bridle
Boarding ladder on Transom
Mooring snap link
Clock and Barometer
Anchor ball, Motoring cone.
Habitent for Cockpit
Radio AM/FM and itouch
CO and Smoke Alarms
Bilge pumps 1x manual 2x auto.
1x Typhoon and 2x Crewfit lifejackets
Boat Smartwater Marked
1x Liferaft (needs serviced)
1x EPIRB (Battery out of date)
New lift pump fitted June 2020
Engine professionally serviced 2019 with new fan belt Impellor and all filters replaced
Raw water pump serviced 2018
Full service 2018
New auto bilge pump fitted
Full service 2016
2014 stern gland serviced and fuel tank flushed
2012 new Glow plugs
2010 Engine lifted and new prop shaft, coupling, cutlass bearing and mounts all replaced.
I bought the boat in 2009 and extensively refitted for single handed cruising.
New Standing rigging in 2011 upgraded to 1mm thicker that standard.
I have sailed many miles on the North Sea and one trip to the Baltic. Katrina is now based on the Clyde for island cruising.
I have overwintered her every year with a dehumidifier.
Since the refit she has covered over 5000 sea miles and proved herself well founded for cruising any area.
- Manual bilge pump
- Steering wheel
- Teak cockpit
- Cockpit cover
- Electric bilge pump - 2 x auto
- Electric head
- Swimming ladder
- Wind speed and direction
- Spray hood
- Shore power inlet
- Furling genoa
- Mainsail cover
- Battery charger
- Gennaker cruising spinnaker
- Spinnaker pole
- Battened mainsail
- Log speedometer
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